Monday, December 27, 2010


What do you mean by comparison? Comparison is the considering of two things with regard to some characteristic that is common to both.

Why do we compare? Do we need to be compared? What are the things that people like to compare of? How do people compare things?

In my opinion, we human compare things when we need to make a decision in between 2 things or more. This is when we need to buy similar things but with different brands, price, quality and etc...

But! Do are we human beings being compared? Yes! Who is prettier? Jeniffer Lopez or Agelina Jolie? Who is more sexier? Who is cleverer? Who is richer? Why do we need to compare at the first place? Some people may said that its a way to encourage improvement in oneself. Do you agree?

Each and everyone of us is born with our own unique characteristics. God is fair to everyone. You might be rich but you are lonely, you might be pretty but you mayb be poor, you may be struggling from financial issues but you have a happy family and etc. Each and every single individual is blessed with their own talents, skills, capabilities, features to make them special. Why compare?

Kids are compared how well they do in their studies. How good are their singing. How many medals they get when they are in school. How many As they obtained during their major exams. Oh gosh. Are all these necessary? Some kids might do well in their academic and some in the co-corriculum. So what if you got straight As in your exams but a poor health? So what if you have a cupboard full of medals and yet you failed all your exams?

When you finish studies, you are compared again. How much are you earning? What vehicle are you driving? Is your partner pretty? Are you working in a big company? There are never ending of comparisons. When you get married and have kids, the comparisons go on. Why are you still fat after pregnancy? How come you just you havn't have a baby like your friends? All sorts of questions....don't you feel annoyed?

Later stage in life, people will asked you...How come you look so old compared to your peers? How come you are not travelling like everyone else? How come your kids are not getting married yet?Oh kepoh 1?

I personally doesn't like comparison. I will compare on objects, things that I buy, I use, but not on people. I don't find a reason to compare. Why?

Comparison makes oneself suffers. Why compare at the first place? Will get prize? Will get famous? Will get respect? Will be happier? No!!!! The answer is NO!!!

I have an aunty who likes to compare. Even the kids are now influenced by her. My mum taught me well. She doesn't compare. Each and every individual grow differently. As a mother myself now. I don't like to compare my kids with others. I just accept the fact what god had blessed me.

So what if my kid know how to read and yours can't? So what if your kid know how to do stunts while my kid can't? So what if your kid is not excelling well in school? If you compare, the kid's self esteem will go low or over boost in either way. So what if you kid got more presents? You will make other kids feel bad coz they felt that they are left out. Because of your boasting, you make another kid felt bad. Can't you just keep quiet?

I want my kid to grow up in a healthy environment. Give them encouragements. Promise to buy them gift, bring them out, pamper them so that they will put more effort in whatever they do. Kids are kids, never break your promises. Never pressure the kids by comparing. This will make situation worst! With a low self esteem, its hard for the kid to stand and face the public in future. Praise them when they did well, encourage them when they did bad this round. I am not sure whether my way is correct but I hate comparisons.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Little Princess Xinye- 21 months

Little Xinye currently 21 mths old. She as active as she is...when she is inside my womb. She so energetic that I really salute her. She is so talkative now but at times, I still do not understand what is she trying to tell me. She is trying to form a 2 word sentence.

Was thinking to send her to a halfday nursery so that she can learn more stuffs as I am worried that I am not teaching her enough. In school, she can mix with friends and also learn more vocabs, more languages or sing...How nice. I am still considering whether its too early or when she reaches 2 years old. Heard that Smart Reader Program is quite a good program for pre-school learners. Kiasu mother...How not to Kiasu? Seems like the government is imposing a new education rule that kids born after year 2007 need to start primary school at age 5. If I do not start to prepare Xinye early, I am afraid that she might not able to coop up in class.

Even now she is quite keen on studying. We will make me read to her each night and she doesnt seems to be bored. She is able to pick up things quite fast and I am afraid that I will run out of books for her. She amused me with 1-10 but she is not counting all the number herself. She knew the sequence and will only say the next number after yours. After this will be on alphabets. Am I pressuring her? I see there are kids who knew A-Z by age 2. They even know how to sing. Well, once again i remind myself that all kids grow differently. So far, I think Xinye is progressing well. At least she knows how to call her name.

Kids are kids, I don't want to spoil their childhood days and get blamed when they grow up. I bring her to parks, shopping complexes, gardens, exibitions...trying to expose her with more things. No forgetting to take lovely photos for her as remembrance.

No doubt that she could be abit rascal at times but kids are kids. If they are sitting quietly, day dreaming...having the world by themselves, I would be more worried. Is she a lone ranger? Is she anti-social? Does she likes what she is doing? So far, she is the happy go lucky type. She always makes me worried when she got bruices all over her legs...How clumsy...

She is the type that is quite caring too! She will hug you when you do a frowning face. Give you a back massage when you are tired. She shares her bolsters around...dedicating one each for me and the dad. How sweet. But she ain't gonna give you her smelly bolster! Haha...

My dear Xinye...mummy loves you... I really wonder if she will be jealous once her little brother is out. I always point to my belly and tell her that it's her little brother and she seems ok. She even touch my belly and kiss it. Anyway, it't too early to judge. We will know when the little brother is out.....

Pregnancy week 31

Tada...It has been quite some time that I last blogged. In a glimpse of eye, I am currently in my 31st weeks of pregnancy.

Both baby and myself are doing fine. My blood pressure under control by not missing my medication. Baby movement is very good. Kicking me all day long non stop. Active is good.

Doctor's advice for normal delivery, epidural is a must for my case as it will not make my blood pressure rise during my contraction period. Or Else, I need to go for C-Sec. I did heard about the consequences of epidural but as compared to C-Sec, I think I will opt for epidural since I did use epidural in my first delivery as I am really in pain and my pressure was rosing high.

Why no C- Sec? Erm...I guess I don't really like the feeling being cut. Haha...Unless I have no choice. The after effect; the pain after C-Sec, I heard is not so nice to bear. The scar left on the belly, cases of broken stiches, unable to have massages after deliver, unable to carry your baby, unable to move around freely...and much more are the things that I am concern of.

I guess I am a freak in this. I will still go for normal delivery unless of special cases. 9 more weeks to go...and I pray for a smooth pregnancy and delivery ahead.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Beh Tahan...

There are so many types of people in this world and I knew that for sure. But there are some kind of people who are too much and yet they don't realize it themselves. What is the best way to tell them off? I can't just walk up to them, blab them right on the face right? Worst still, you have to face those people quite regularly.

Please tell me a way to tolerate this kind of people. I can tolerate and ignore them for once or twice but when it's happening too regularly, I think I really beh tahan..But once again, I have to tell blood pressure will be oozing high....calm down...

Let me know what do you think about these scenarios?

Scenario 1
A is a mother and B is a daughter and C is a son. A and B kept complaning to me that C just had a baby tiger and this is not good for him.Mana tahu when the baby is out, A and B told me that the baby came out at the right timing...and it brings luck to C. They kept bragging that the baby is so handsome, high nose, so fair...all the best things that you can mentioned. Do we call this perasan? Why are they complaining at the very first place? Beh Tahan....

Scenario 2
A is a mother and B is a daughter. B kept calling me to ask me where is her mother? How the hell would I know? She got hands got legs got wings...she can go wherever she wants. Then B starts complaining to me that someone influence her this and that, want to dis-own the mother, scolding the mum non stop. Why are they coming to tell me all these? I don't know any head or tail about the mother and come calling me as if scolding me. For godness sake, lock your mother at home. Throw her handphone away and that will solve the problem. Beh Tahan...X2.

Scenario 3
A is a MIL, B is a DIL/ SIL, C is son D is a soon to be bride. I got a phone one day from D and she was crying on the phone. Telling me that B is going to get married as she is pregnant and they are demanding C and D's house for their marriage. D was cursing B non stop and just don't get the point why she is doing so? First of all, the house is under the C's name and how can B wants the house? Secondly, what is so wrong about B getting married? I know what is D thinking..she is not happy because B is getting married earlier than her. She is not happy because B is getting more dowry than her. She just don't like her. Worst still, B told A that she got a baby boy and guess what D told me again? This woman action already because boy can get more property. Come on la, what is wrong with this people? Being rich is also a headache. Then weeks later she called me again telling me that doctor told them that the baby might had down syndrome. This is a very saddening case. I made a wild guess that it might cause by the liposuction that she did during B's early stage of pregnancy. A asked them to abort the baby but doctor was to advice them to take another test. Seems like the test was positive and D gave me a feeling that she felt that it's a punishment for B and she told me that B's family got genes of getting down syndrome kids.All I can say is...the baby is innocent, regardless how B treated you, the kid is innocent. Beh tahan...X3

Scenario 4
A is girl B is A's sister. A come telling me that how cute her nephew is. The nephew is almost the same age as my daughter. Then show me photos and video clips of the nephew non stop. How clever the nephew is. B is doing the same. Bragging as if it's their own son. Come on, don't I have a baby myself? Why do people need to praise the kid and put him up in heaven like he is so perfect? Your nephew is the best and other people's kid is nothing is it? You brag like other people doesn't exist and doesn't care about other poeple's feelings. My nephew knew how to do this, do that..All I can tell them is, I don't brag about my kid. Praising them once awhile is ok depending on the timing. I always tell them not to compare kids, how beautiful or how clever they are are god given, comparing kids will make the kid felt bad. I don't blame them as their mother was comparing me with them when I was a kid which result in them now. Stop comparing and stop bragging, just let the kid grow healthly. What will you get from bragging? Your nephew is the best izit?Duh....Beh Tahan....X4

Scenario 5
A is a pregnant woman. A is always very conscious about her outlook and body since she is quite pretty and petite herself and of course due to her occupation as well. She is now pregnant. Occasionally, I will have chats with her on the phone and it really makes me beh tahan. I want my baby to be pretty as me. Self praise and perasan....I told her, her husband looks good too, so don't really bother how the baby looks like. Even your husband's family has nice features. Most important the baby is healhty, that is what I asked for. She seems not able to get what I want to tell her. She will start telling me, look like her is good, pretty, petite....yee...don't want her daughter to look like the husband...". Well all these god given OK and we cannot demand. She has put on abit weight nowadays and she posted some photos of hers in FB and people kept praising her and she felt flattered as if she deserves it. She selected photos she look best to be posted on FB just to get those compliments. Where are the ones that are aren't so nice? If those people just want to be friends with you because how you look like, they don't deserve to be your friend.

Before this, when she first did her ultrasound scanning, the gynea told her that she will have a girl. She seems not happy and said that it's not confirm, so she wants to scan a few more rounds to confirm. What is wrong with having a daughter? Daughters are capable nowadays. They tend to be more loving and filial. She told me that, first baby is boy better. I knew this has to do with distribution of property. How come she has such a thinking like those olden folks last time?

I am quite angry with her and I told her to put herself in my shoes. My husband is the only son in the family, doesn't I felt more pressured? I got a daughter in my first pregnancy and she the apple of my eye.Her husband in the other hand has another 3 more younger brothers, why she has to worry about getting another generation for the family? Moreover it's her first pregnancy. Beh Tahan ...X5

Scenario 6
A is a pregnant lady. A always come asking me about pregnancy tips and I am more happy to tell her everything since I have experience in it. I gave her advices, I told her the dos and don'ts wishing her all the best in her pregnancy. But things doesn't seems to be that way. She is not appreciating it. I told you because I felt bad if I see you doing it but not telling you but she will just brushed me off like no other people's businesses. Hey come on, I can let you walk straight ahead and let you bang your head but what for? I cannot forgive myself if anything happen to you. If am bad enough, I can encourage you to eat more durians, eat more cockles, eat more raw food, eat more unhealthy foods....but what for? I advice you and you said it like "Y u so KEPOH?" From now onwards, I will not comment on anything she did as I already told her what I need to tell her. All I knew is, pregnancy takes nine months but if there is anything wrong with the baby it will take up the baby's whole life. Touch wood. Wishing her and the baby the best! Beh Tahan ....X6

Scenario 7
A is an aunty. A is always a person who likes to make comparison. Whose kid is more clever? Whose kid is more prettier? Whose kid is taller? She is in her fifties and I don't understand that why she still has to do so? Sometimes it made me felt that her EQ is abit low. Every child is unique ok. They will grow up differently. What is wrong with who is cleverer? who is prettier or who is taller? Will get prize one izit? Beh Tahan... A is also a grandmother herself. She likes to tell her MIL about who is sick and who is not well in her family. The MIL is a freak...worrying everything but herself. Why on earth make the old lady suffer over small petty matters? A small flu/ cough also need to tell the poor old lady? The poor old lady will come telling me that she can't sleep the entire night thinking about it.Damn it.
Why don't she tell the poor old lady what are the happy things that happens but telling her things that make her worry? A small problem she need to make it so big? When she did something wrong, why don't she go around telling everyone? Beh Tahan..X7

There a much more scenarios that I can provide but I think my blog is way too long...I just hope that those people can be more considerate and think for others. They will indirectly cause unhappiness to other people for not think before talk.

Pregnancy week 19

In a blink of time, it's my 19th week of pregnancy. Ultrasound scanning shows that its a boy. I am so gald that I am blessed with a baby boy since I had already a baby girl.All I wish is just a healthy baby.

My hypertension was under control as I am taking medication. As usual, I am not allowed to be too stressed and always to remain calm. This really helps to make me a really patience person nowadays. Unless there is something else that really errupts my temper.Haha

Baby is doing fine. Active as usual. Moving around non stop. I started to feel my baby's movement since week 16th but the movements are stronger now as week goes by. Sometimes, he is kicking kinda hard too! Just like the sister.

There is not much difference on my body changes yet as I just gained about 800g so far in my entire pregnancy. So far so good. Hope that I won't gain so much this pregnancy around. I am still big from my last pregnancy. There is a little bump on my abdomen now. Many people claim that my belly is quite small for a 4 1/2 mth pregnancy. I don't get a big belly when I had Xinye. Maybe as what people says, I got big got place to hide.

Went to baby fair last weekend to see what can I get hold for my newborn. Not much that interest me although they are giving a good bargain. Bought a set of pillow and bolsters, some breast pad, bib, bottle wash....etc...I don't really need much stuffs for this round of pregnancy as I already had them on my last.Phew....

Stay tune for my next update....

Friday, August 13, 2010

Gender Issue - XY or YY?

I am currently in my 17 weeks of pregnancy. Everything is fine. Most important, mama is fine and baby is also fine. At this point of time, quite a number of people will come to me and ask me about my baby's gender. We would be able to tell at this stage. Thanks to high technology of Ultrasound.

Even though we can predict the baby's gender thought ultrasound, it sometimes also depends on luck as well. Why do I say so? Your baby could be too shy to show you his/her genitals. Haha...They could be in certain positions which makes you unable to determine their gender.

Is knowing the gender of the baby that important? Mayb to rich families where they need a boy to secure part of the family's property but to me, as long as the baby is healthy, what can I ask for more?

I am blessed with a beautiful princess 2 years ago. If you ask me frankly, once you have a girl, definetely you wish to have a boy. But all these can't be true. Not all wishes can be fulfilled. Once again, I wish.... Anyway, as mentioned earlier, I wish to have a healthy baby. Boy or girl, its god given.

It seems like I blab too much and I still have not reveal my baby's gender. Make a wild guess and I will reveal it in my next update.Stay tune...

Monday, July 26, 2010

High Blood Pressure

Since my last checkup at the government clinic, I was asked to monitor my blood pressure every alternate days. To save the cost, I will have to go back to the clinic or panel doctor to get my blood pressure. Last Friday, I went to the clinic and it was empty. Only to know that, on Fridays, all nurses will go house visiting. They will go door to door visiting to those mother's who has just delivered.How nice of them.

Upon arrival, I was asked to sit down for awhile. I got my urine tested and they try to get my blood pressure. To my atonishment, my blood pressure was way up high! The nurse asked me what am I thinking? I was not thinking anything. To make things worst, they found Albumin trace in my urine. Its not good news. Continuosly, they took my pressure for a few times and yet my pressure is still high. My oh my...I was asked to sit and rest while the prepare documents to admit me to the hospital. That serious ah I thought.

They have to send me to another goevernment clinic nearby as there is no doctor in charge on that day itself. Upon arrival, I was greeted by all the nurses as they earlier called to tell them my case. Good service heh...Even the doctor called to asked me whether I am on the way already. How dedicated...

My eyesight was checked, blood pressure was checked, my reflex was checked, abdomen checked....and doctor wants me to admit to the hospital for monitoring....To my surprise...They already prepare an ambulance to send me to the hosptital. As soon as I reached, the nurse asked me to wait and she get me a wheelchair to bring me to the ward.

At the ward, there are lots of pregnant woman, some came for checkups, scannings, delivery and so on....I was given a room and asked to rest and my pressure was taken every 10 minutes. Since I am resting all the time, my pressure went down and was later allowed to go home. What a relieved?!

From now onwards, I have to take care of my diet, need to go for brisk walk and make sure my stress level is under control. Currently I am on MC as I require rest to lower down my blood pressure. Work is out of my mind temporary and I don't want to think about it. All I want is to take care of my health so that I will have a "fei fei pak pak" baby....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Current pregnancy status ->14 weeks

I am once again pregnant again. Currently in my 14th week. During my last checkup, baby looks chubby to me. Moving vigorously both its hands and legs. So cute.

This pregnancy is very important to me. Since my miscarriage on my last pregnancy, I always long to get pregnant again. After 6 months of trying, I am blessed with this pregnancy.

I was in mixed feelings when I first knew that I was pregnant again. I am happy when I see the home testing kit tested positive but in the other hand, I am worried. Worried that it could be another miscarry.I waited long enough to do the home test and also a week later to see the gynea.

I was happy to see the embryo but doc told me its not stable. There are blood clot around it. I was in total depressed. Is it gonna happen again? I was given injections to stablize my pregnancy, checkup become a weekly issue, I was not allowed to carry heavy stuffs not to mention that includes Xinye. I am always resting.

Week by week results are better and by week 7th, I am overjoyed when I saw the fetal heatbeat! My hubby's face almost stucked to the screen. What a sign of relief?! After the 12th week, I now go for my checkup on monthly basis. Not forgetting needing to take plenty of pills. I even find that I am more discipline now in consuming my mama milk. I skipped or forgotten most of the time when I had Xinye.

Since medical fees are rising up, I was thinking to deliver in government hospital. In that case, I can save a bomb and keep it for my confinement month or baby's usage in future. I went to the government clinic to get my "red book". It ain't that terrible after all. I have been hearing stories about all these clinic and hospital not allowing us to get the red book.

First of all is the red book. I had the impression all the time that red book = bank book that we see from HK drama and when you open it, your face will glow. I mean the size of the book should be like that la coz it is only used to jot down our appointments. But the actual fact is that the book is about the size of our Co-Corriculum book size that we had during our secondary days. It consist of all our medical details in it. So better keep it safe and sound.

The normal procedure of getting the red book is from the government clinic for pregnant mothers and kids. Why do kids are involved? Coz the kids will get free checkup and immunization after they are born. The last time, I went to the hospital itself to get the red book, and they asked me for referel letter. Wrong source.

The checkup took about 3 hours. I was there since 7:30am. Expecting a big crowd since its free. Urine test was done, blood test was done, tooth was checked, body was checked and consulation was done. I was so stupid to think that I need to fast for the blood test and I am so hungry.

Even now i got the red book, I will still do my checkup in the private clinic. Government clinics doesnt provide scanning. The nurses are so experienced that they can tell whether your baby is doing fine. Maybe ultrasound scannings are done in hospital as they are well equipped.

Everything is fine currently. Just abit of high blood pressure. I need to report in to get my blood pressure checked every alternate days. Looking forward for my next checkup. I am missing my baby already. Be good ok. Dont torture mama...let mama eat well, sleep well....

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm Back

It has been awhile that I last blog. I am really busy and tired. Juggling between work and household. It ain't easy.

Work has been a never ending story. All people know is to open ticket and assign out. I never had a day that I have ticketless. This means that there is no one day that I can sleep well. I feel bad when work was not done and it really disturb my sleep at night. My mind is thinking about work all the time. This is really unhealthy.

Wosrt still, I have to take care of the household. But now my husband has to help me out with the chores. Day by day, little Xinye is growing up. she is getting more and more rascal but cuter. You need to be 100% alert to take care of her.

The good news is, I am pregnant again. Currently 13 weeks. That also one of the cause why am i exhausted by end of the day. Well, its part of life. I have gone through it before and I know I can do it this time around too! Keep my fingers crossed.

This would be a short blog after my long departure. Will update more from time to time...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Oh gosh, what is happening lately? I have been attending countless meeting everyday. Seems like there is no ending for it! Grrr....

Imagine, we got 8 hours of work each day, the first half of the day was taken for knowledge transfer meeting. There goes 4 hours. In the afternoon, you will need to attend another meeting for about an hour or so. Another hour gone. We left 3 hours for compiling the notes for the morning session meeting, replying emails, discussions.. That's not the end. The worst part is we need to attend meetings at night too and it could go up to 12am!

My main concern here are:
1) Where do we have extra time do do our own assignment? Do you mean that we have to stay back in the office or do it after working hours?
2) Do I get paid extra for working after working hours? OT? Dream on...
3) Do I really need to sacrifice so much for the company?
4) Company is asking us to charge the clients more on the hours we worked on, but it only benefits the company. Hello everyone out there in the same company with me, rumours said that we might not have an increment this year again!
5) Does the company ever thought that their employees do have a family?
6) What will my daughter feel seeing their mother glued to the work even at home? We only have 2-3 precious hours together before she call off for the day.
7) Heavier burden for the spouse as he need to take care of the kiddo while i am at work. He is tired too after a whole day at work! Pity him...
8) Will my health affected because of this? Will it cause hormone imbalance? Will it cause me to lose my temper easily? My brain is not resting well even I am sleeping as all the works are running in my head....
9) be continued...

There are many thoughts running in my mind now. Changing work? Start my own business? Full time mum? I really don't know....We shall see how it goes....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ups and Down in Life

I bet anyone out there will agree with me, "Life is like a roller coaster". At one moment, we might felt that everything is so perfect, things are going in your way you want it to be, luck is always by your side, problems can be solved in no time but things changed are stress at work, you lost your job due to financial crisis, you partner leaves you for another....

I personally felt that, all these can't be avoided. It really depends how you face it. Work is stress for me. Company in the midst of transtion in organization structure and the employees are all affected. Colleagues who you used to think that are OK are now your enemies, they are pointing fingers at you. They would play the famous chinese martial arts "Tai Chi" whenever a problem arises. How can someone turn so ugly? Their acts can really scared you sometimes, playing policitcs in the office, BCC you boss, backstabbing, you just name it....I faced it, I overcomed it. If I am not at the wrong side, why should I be scared and kept quiet? Managed to talk to my Mentor aka Team Lead and things we on track now.My advice, do not keep quiet for the things that you did not do and do not let other put the blame on you. My all time prinsip " Do not bring work home if you don't need to. Dedicate your weekends for your family members and loves ones. You do not own the company but you own a family".

I was once in a state of depressed when I just got married my husband. My SIL is a disaster. I never thought that my SIL was so horrible like those olden days typical MIL. She was worse than that. You don't really want to know what she has did to me. It's really sickening. A human with a heart will never did such a thing! I tried various types of way not letting her to hurt me further until I got pregnant. I tell myself that I am not gonna let her bully me anymore. I actually stood up after a year of patience due to pregnancy and kick her out from the house. I knew I have to be brave for the sake of my family. Life is better for me now. At least I do not need to face her regularly now.

After my SIL left, financial is another issue that we faced. She took everything away and we have to replenish the house with new items. We have to figure out step by step what need to be buy now and what needs to be buy later. Our expenditure rose up overnight. But, with proper planning and scouting around, we manage to get our essentials bit by bit.Setting up a family aren't easy. From water to power, from food to gas, you count them....its endless. I personally felt that its worthwhile if the money was spent wisely and on your love ones. However, my all time favourite phrase "Every woman must have their own savings and never let their partner know".

I am consider lucky that I have a loving family. My parents we very supportive. Really missed staying with them. My FIL was OK, treated him as my own father. My baby is such a darling. Last but not least my hubby, even though we do argue at times, but after we sought things out, our relationship is stronger than ever. Never keep things to yourself, voice out; men aren't as sensitive as women in terms of relationship.

A popular chinese phrase " You see me good, I see you good". Each person has their own problems, they don't tell you doesn't mean they do not have one. It's the way how an individual bring themselves out. Life still go on, there is no point carrying all your sorrows everywhere you go. Think positive, and eventually all your problems will be reduced gradually. It takes time to built the Great Wall of China, so be patient. Stay happy everyone.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wedding Dinner @ Extra Super Tanker Restaurant, The Club

Attended a wedding dinner in March. An ex-colleague of mine finally got hitched! The wedding reception was held in Extra Super Tanker Restaurant, The Club. By judging at the restaurant name itself, its makes me feel that I will be incredibily full by the time I finish my dinner. Haha...Why? A tank is already big, but super tanker...seems like a super big tanker...but extra super tanker...oh gosh....

The place was not bad. Brightly lit carparks and there is a big swimming pool for the kids. Not to mention about the restaurant, its good too! The food are quite compared to the wedding dinner banquets attended lately...Overall 8/10 for this place....where goes the 2/10? The waiter and waitress...they are young teenagers..seems like each dish plate will crack each time they put down the dish on the table...coz too heavy for them....oh gosh...

Here are some of the photos taken at the wedding:

swimming pool

swimming pool play area

photo with my family with the bride

photo with my family with Eric's cousin and the bride

Me and Xinye

After the wedding, I am officially somehow related to the bride because she is my husband's cousin sister's husband's cousin sister. Hahaha...

Congratulations Hui Pin!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Xinye growing up...

Days passed, months passed and a year passed. My daguhter is growing day by day...she is an active girl and cheerful. Always gave me suprises and never let me down.Love you baby....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Balakong Pan Mee

Plan to visit a friend who just delivered a baby girl at Balakong that day. After sending Xinye to nanny, we decided to head to Balakong for our breakfast. Its been quite some time I last had pan mee.

What is so famous about this pan mee? The broth is boil by ikan bilis. Imagine how sweet. They gave loads of spinach and lost of fried anchovies. I would say they are quite generous about the portion.You can have slice or normal mee. Infact, you can even ask for eggs. I felt abit weird to have eggs in pan mee but each individual taste buds varies. They even have yee mee and sui kow. Tried their sui kow before, not bad. Not forgetting the chillie, how can a bowl of pan mee can go without their chillie. Green sourish chillie for the kick of it.

My bowl of pan mee (small)..imagine BIG!!!

The giganto pan mee machine and the amount of dough. Imagine how many bowls of pan mee they sell in 1 day.

6 pots of pan mee cooking at 1 time to cater for the crowd

After breakfast, we head to Davis and Fion's house to visit their newborn. Baby Olivia resembles mummy so much. We talked for quite sometime, exchanging parenthood stories. I think that is what we all talk about when we have kids.

Anyway, congratulations to papa Davis and mama Fion and not forgetting baby Olivia.Wait till you grow up so that you can play with Xinye Jie Jie :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Vietnam Kitchen

Vietnam Kitchen was so near to my house but seems like I have not patronized it since I shifted here. I told hubby that I would like to try it out and he got no choice but to go with me. He personally doesn't fancy Vietnam food much.

The place was kinda crowded during lunch hour. Settle down on a cozy corner and on the table laid 2 Vietnam Daily Times newspapers. It was the menu.Since I am new here, so it took me quite some time to settle down with the choice of food. Seems like I would try all of the food there.

Herbal Peanuts - Complimentary

Six Treasure Herbal Drink - (7/10) Normal

Seafood Mee Canton Style - (7/10) Price abit high. RM13.90

Braised Claypot Pork Set - (7/10) Popiah was ok, Soup was boiled with water chestnuts, braised pork was ok, rice overall pun la ok...RM19.90

Overall, the food was OK. Nothing to shout about. Pricing is also abit high. At least I tried this place before.

Note: All gradings are mainly based on self-evaluation on one's taste bud and do not contain any advertising purposes.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Xinye- 1 year and 1/2 mths old...

I delivered my baby girl last year 28/2/2009. If you ask me how is the feeling being a mum. Seriously, I am enjoying it to the max! No doubts there are ups and there are down, but definitely the happiness is there; seeing her growing up stage by stage.

From birth till now, she is the jewel of my eye. She is everything to me. I am willing to sacrifice everything to her and will protect her always. She bring joy and laughter to the family. Everyone in the family loves her. Her laughters, her expressions, her cheekiness makes everyone adores her.

Seeing her growing up stages by stages, regardless how many sleepless nights, money spent, tiredness and commitments, I know its all worthwhile. From an infant sleeping and milking day and night, turning over, sitting up, crawling up, standing up and eventually walk, all these memories will always stay in me.

Patience is the most important and now she is a year old. Everything seems to pay off. Although there is still a long way to go, but i know i will never stop nurishing her, pamper her and love her. Teaching her new tricks are the best times where you felt proud of your kid. So far she can do simple tricks like "bye bye", "dim chong chong", twinkle twinkle little star"(more like counting money), "bao bao", "kheng kheng"(scare), shake hands, sayang....She can even do "GONG XI GONG XI" during chinese new year. Well "Cheng cheng" when she is infront of the altar.Not forgetting, combing her hair , talking on the phone and "hooray". Teaching her to do "good" and "peace" sign lately. We shall see when she will pick up this trick.

Time flies and now she is a year old. Am proud as I am a year old mother too! At least I qualified and graduated for a year.Hehe...Long way to go but no matter what...she will still be my baby...Love you Xinye.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thai Seafood Dinner

My cousin recommended this place to me. She told me this makan place's environment is not bad. From the photos she taken and showed me, there is fountain, a lake and more like a resort type feel restaurant.Asked her when she gonna take me since I am the kind of people that likes to try new things and new places. Sounds interesting to me.

Today, we made the decision to go. Yeahoo! After picking up Xinye from nanny, we head towards our meeting point. We actually drove past the restaurant and I actually made a statement like " Don't tell me this is the restaurant that we are going later!" and indeed...that's the restaurant.

It's located somewhere before Lookout Point. A small road where you turn in along the highway. Didn't manage to take photo of the enterance since it has turn dark. Forgotten the full name but has something like " Fresh Vege Farm". After turning into this road, we have not reached yet! We have to drive quite a distance into the "jungle" with bumpy and winding road. The road is not lit up and we have to go really slow. First impression that I got is " This kind of place also got restaurant?", " Will we get lost here?", " What happen if our car broke down? Scream also no one help!". Luckily we have companion; my cousin and her hubby.

We finally reached our destination! Really there is vegetable farm in there. This place is so isolated but there are quite a number of people who patronize it. The place was kinda dark and not brightly lit. Therefore I can't see the lake nor the fountain.But there is an area by the lake where they rare the fishes in them. More like a mini fishing village.So, fresh fish for sure.

This place is run by Thai people and they speak fluent English. We ordered 6 dishes and all gobble down by 4 pax. Imagine how big eaters we are!

Grill Crab - (9/10)Very nice as we can really taste the juice of the crab.

Salted Egg Sotong - (4/10)Not what we expected. The squid is not covered with crunchy salted egg but just being covered with a bed of scrambled salted eggs

Curry Crab- (4/10)The curry gravy is so thick and yet we can't taste curry in it. The crab taste is gone.

Tom Yam seafood Wok - (7/10) Not bad. Generous portion. Served with big prawns, squid, lala, abalone mushroom. Soup broth quite thick and sourness is just OK.

Grilled Lamb - (10/10)Meat is tender. Not dry and you can't stop eating it. Should have order bigger portion!Nevermind, next round.

Steam Catfish in Lime Sauce Thai Style - (9/10)Flesh was so chewy.Lots of garlic and steamed till perfection. All i can say "ngam ngam ho"! Tastes even better with the gravy.

A snapshot of little Xinye!

Overall the food was OK. Not bad. The bill came up with a total of RM180++ inclusive of coconut drinks and tea.Will patronize this place again to try out their other dishes like grill fish, grill escagot, grill "si harm", and so on....This round I will come earlier so that I can get seats around the lake and also take the photos of the place.

Note: All gradings are mainly based on self-evaluation on one's taste bud and do not contain any advertising purposes.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Steamboat Dinner

There is this Steamboat Place near my area which are newly open before Chinese New Year. It's call G-Pot steamboat buffet restaurant.Wonder why it is not call A-Pot, B-Pot or C-Pot or mayb T-pot.Wanted to patron this restaurant for sometime but ended up didn't make it. So today I decided to give it a try.

We reached around 6:30pm. It seems we are abit early for dinner. The place was empty.
Darling: "Hello, are you guys open for business yet? ".
Waiter : " Yes, we are. Come in.".
Darling: "Good, we are early and we got the place all by ourselves.".

G-Pot Steamboat Interior Deco

Array of food on the left

Array of food on the right

Ice- Cream Corner

Dessert Corner

Our G-Pot..Herbal Soup

Empty Bowls and Plates

The amount of plate we use to take our buffet food

Xinye so happy - Her 1st "YEAH" pose

2nd "YEAH" pose

Xinye actually raise her hands in the air and shake her hands as if cheering. Took 1 week for her to learn that.

Overall this place is just so so only. Nothing to shout about. Will try out other steamboat restaurants around KL and compare.

2nd Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday was my 2nd Wedding Anniversary. What did I did last year? Hmm...Last year, I delivered my little princess, Xinye and I am in still doing my confinement. Not much celebration, just roses from Darling. Can't eat anything, can't go anywhere...but...

This year, I manage to celebrate. Took leave for this occasion. Sent Xinye to nanny and we head to Pavillion. Walked quite a long distance ...imagine..from Sg. Wang to Pavillion...hello...i am wearing high heel darling..this is torturing...y need to park so far? "Baby, Pavillion parking very expensive you know?" he claims. Omg...there goes my feet...

We had lunch at La Bodega. Nice place. Relaxing ourselves with the atmosphere and magazines. My oh my, the uncle and ang moh beside us spoilt the soup! Talking non stop. Who says woman talk most! Men does...Who agress?

Big Breakfast Darling Ordered

Fried Calamari

Lamb Sqewers topped with garlic sauce

Later on, we went for movies. It's been quite a long time that I last went for a movie. Decided to watch "Alice in Wonderland". Heard that its a nice show. Well, seems like so long I didn't go to cinema...the movie ticket cost us RM40 for 2 love seats. Not forget to mention, its also 3D. Guess that is why it is so expensive.Overall the movie was not bad.

After that, we decided to go home. I have to walk all the way back to Sg. Wang.Pity my legs. Full of blisters and earlier I sprained my left leg. My oh my, no more high heel for awhile..mayb 1 day..keke...

Happy Wedding Anniversary Darling..Love you most!